Health and Physical Education focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. One way to encourage physical activity when not at school is to get the entire family involved. Recent theory has proposed the potential mechanisms by which autonomy support in an educational context like PE may lead to participation in physical activities outside of school.
You can implement programs specially designed for K-12 students with unique needs in our Celebrating Abilities in Physical Education community outreach. Information will be useful for educators, community stakeholders and policy makers interested in developing programs to promote students’ out-of-school physical activity.
Physical education also helps students develop social skills. Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative designed to create and support healthy school communities. The school is a key setting and young people a major target in strategies to promote health-enhancing levels of physical activity for all.
However, relatively few studies have examined the effectiveness of school-based PE interventions in promoting out-of-school physical activity. School exercise programs teach children how to work in a team, how to develop healthy habits they can incorporate into their life.
The High School Physical Education Department provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy publishes research that reports educational practices in all appropriate contexts including, but not limited to, school physical education, club sport, and active leisure programs.